Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Planet Mercury

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.41 SQU

Because it is closer to the sun than any other planet in the solar system, the surface of Mercury is extremely hot. Readers will discover what it is like on the surface of this small planet. They will also find out how the planet was discovered, what it is made of, and how scientists are working to learn more about it today.

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Planet Venus

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.42 TAY

Unlike most other planets, Venus can be seen from Earth's surface with the naked eye. Only the moon burns brighter in the night sky. Readers will learn why Venus's thick clouds help make the planet so hot and why its days last so long. They will also get an up-close look at Venus's remarkable land features and find out how scientists have studied the harsh surface of the planet.

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Planet Mars

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.43 SQU

As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration. Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mar's surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet's moons.

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Planet Jupiter

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.45 SQU

Jupiter is so large that all of the other planets in the solar system could fit inside of it. Readers will discover what sets this gas giant apart from the other planets. They will also learn how it was discovered, take a tour of its many moons, and find out why it has rings.

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Planet Saturn

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.46 SQU

Introduces the planet Saturn, discusses its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.

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Planet Uranus

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.47 TAY

Introduces the planet Uranus, discusses its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.

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Planet Neptune

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.48 SQU

Visible through a strong pair of binoculars, Neptune is one of the few planets that is easily seen from the surface of Earth. Readers will discover what it would be like to visit the surface of Neptune and how scientists are working to learn more about this icy planet. They will also discover how the planet was discovered and why its moons and rings are so interesting to scientists.

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The sun

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.7 TAY

No other body in the solar system is as important as the sun. It provides a central point for the planets to orbit around, and its warmth and light are integral to the survival of Earth's life forms. Readers will discover what this incredible star is made of, why it burns so bright, and what would happen if it disappeared. They will also find out how scientists study the sun and what we are still trying to learn about it.

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Planet Earth

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J525 TAY

Earth stands out as the only planet in the solar system that is known to support life. Even though this remarkable planet is our home, we still have plenty to learn about it. Readers will discover why Earth is so perfectly suited for hosting a variety of life forms. They will also learn how ancient philosophers used their observations to learn about Earths role in the solar system and how modern scientists are studying the planet today.

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Albert Einstein

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J530.092 KRU

This biography profiles the life and times of German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, whose contributions to the field earned him a Nobel Prize.

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Albert Einstein

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J530.092 KRU

This biography profiles the life and times of German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, whose contributions to the field earned him a Nobel Prize.

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Energy

By Mullins, Matt

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J531.6 MUL

After completing this book, readers will know that energy is everywhere, the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy, and that energy comes in different forms. Includes "True statistics" (such as the speed of sound through air is 1,087 feet per second), a reading list, Web site list, glossary, and index.

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Electricity

By Mullins, Matt

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J537 MUL

This book is an introduction to electricity, discussing circuits, wind farms, batteries, electric motors, power plants, and electric power transmission lines.

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Elements

By Mullins, Matt

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J546.8 MUL

Discusses the creation of the periodic table of the elements and why this chart is the foundation of modern chemistry.

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Minerals

By Squire, Ann

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J549 SQU

Readers will learn what sets different kinds of minerals apart from one another, how minerals are formed, and what techniques scientists use to study them.

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Geology: the study of rocks

By Gray, Susan Heinrichs

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551 GRA

Discusses glaciers, oceans, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, and the history of the earth.

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Volcanoes

By Landau, Elaine

Publishing Date: ??2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551.21 LAN

Examines the formation and eruption of volcanoes, describes the damages and benefits of volcanoes, and discusses steps taken to predict eruptions and protect the surroundings. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Earthquakes

By Than, Ker

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551.22 THA

A study of earthquakes and the science behind them.

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Oceanography: the study of oceans

By Gray, Susan Heinrichs

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551.46 GRA

Introduces oceanography and what is studied, the history of oceanography, ocean discoveries, what oceanographers do, and other related topics.

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Hydrology the study of water

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551.48 TAY

Explains what hydrology is, shows the impact of water on human history, and looks at water's role in climate, the water cycle, and the role of hydrology in the contemporary world.